Steven Gerrard has provided an update on work going on off the pitch at Rangers, as quoted by the club’s website.
Since taking over in May 2018, the 38-year-old has made it his mission to improve all aspects of the club.
On Sunday, we got another glimpse at how much better things are on the pitch.
The Gers swept aside Celtic at Ibrox to claim consecutive Old Firm home wins. Considering how badly they fared against their arch-rivals last season, it’s a marked improvement itself.
Behind the scenes, though, work is ongoing to improve facilities for the players.
“We’ve come in and tried to freshen things up. So we’ve tried to improve the training ground in the important areas,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the club’s website.
“We’re trying to create an elite environment and with all due respect, the place had become a little bit tired in certain areas.
“I think when we’re trying to attract players and sign players and also remotivate the players that we inherited, it’s important that they see we are trying to make the place better.”
We have already heard about a new Desso pitch at the Hummel Training Centre, improvements to the gym and the introduction of cryotherapy for recovery [The Scotsman]. However, more improvements are on the way.
“There’s a lot of work gone on here and there’s work about to start at Ibrox to make that a better place and to freshen it up and re-energise it. I’m really happy and pleased with the progress off the pitch.”
It’s great to see that Gerrard isn’t resting on his laurels after a big result at the weekend.
He knows there’s still work to be done across the board and he’s clearly determined to provide the best possible environment for his players.
Hopefully, the fans will see the benefit of the Ibrox renovations, through improved consistency on the pitch, next season.